Saturday, 21 March 2009

The night before

It only really dawned on me that I have to run 30 miles tomorrow over some of the most beautiful countryside in the South- East of England. The run starts in Sevenoaks and I just know Knowle Park will feature at either the beginning or the end of the run, 404 acres of deer park, I do hope we see a few deer tomorrow, I am taking my cheap digicam with me so I can take a few snapshots as we go by.

So the bag is packed and have gone with the following:
  1. 1 litre (2 pints) of Citrus flavoured Nuun
  2. 1 x mug
  3. Toilet paper
  4. 7 x pieces of homemade fruit flapjack
  5. Plasters
  6. Multi-tool with knife
  7. 1 x empty 500 ml bottle
  8. 1 x 500 ml bottle of isotonic drink
  9. OS maps 147 and 148
  • Small bum bag containing:
  1. 7 x carb gels (may not need all but being prepared)
  2. Mobile phone
  3. Compass
  4. Spare Nuun tablets x 3
  5. Camera
So it looks a bit heavy but as the bladder reduces in size I'll let the bottles take over as and when I get to the checkpoints. Kit being worn are 2 buffs, one for my neck and the other available for my head if the sun comes out, short-sleeved tech shirt and high cut shorts. Definitely a trail shoe day so my Adidas Kanadias will be out for a nice run as well.
So it is up for 6.00 am a banana and a bowl of frosted Shreddies with coffee and I will be off to meet George at 6.45 am for a quick drive to Sevenoaks for 7.15 am and then prepare for the run at 8.00am, as I write this dear reader I actually feel quite excited, roll on tomorrow.

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